This test method is used in making a preliminary determination of the acceptability of fine aggregates with respect to the requirements of Specification C33/C33M that relate to organic impurities. The principal value of this test method is to furnish a warning that injurious amounts of organic impurities may be present. When a sample subjected to this test produces a color darker than the standard color, it is advisable to perform the test for the effect of organic impurities on the strength of mortar in accordance with Test Method C87/C87M.
KeywordsASTM C40 - Organic Impurities in Fine Aggregates for Concrete
ICS CODE91.100.30 (Concrete and concrete products)
ASTM C40 / C40M-19, Standard Test Method for Organic Impurities in Fine Aggregates for Concrete, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2019, www.astm.org